This post is from a series called “My CPA Exam Story” and is a chance for candidates to pass on their experience to others in hope of encouraging them and to share insights learned along the way. If you have a story to share, e-mail it to email@example.com. Submissions with pictures will get posted first. Don’t forget to tell me what state you’re from. I will only post your first name. *** “I think it is very important to share my experience with this exam. I have just completed it, luckily all in one attempt, and looking back at the last seven months bring a lot of emotions. Never have I been on such an emotional roller coaster. At the end of the journey I realized one thing: it doesn’t matter what this ends up doing for my career, the fact that I put in my entire heart, soul,
If you haven’t already received your score from the January/February 2009 testing window, then you are in Wave 2 of the score releases. Even still, some of you will not get yours when every one else does in Wave 2. Your score will come within 1 to 5 days later and it is very likely that you are borderline. Most of the people who get their scores after Wave 2 fall in the 73-76 range. I have seen some people score very high after Wave 2, so this isn’t always the case, but in general, this is what happens. For those new to this little waiting game, the Illinois Board of Examiners site is the best place to go to see what is going on with score releases. Typically, IL, CA, and VA release their scores on their own state websites and NASBA follows suit with their score release
I am a guest poster over on the accounting/audit industry blog re: The Auditors, which is authored by Francine McKenna. Ms. McKenna covers the ongoings of the Big 4 and has twenty-plus years of experience in the professional services environment, including tenure both in the US and abroad at PwC, KPMG/BearingPoint, JP Morgan and Jefferson Wells/Manpower. She leads McKenna Partners LLC, a specialized consultancy, advising other professional services firms, especially those with interests in Latin America.